4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

From coding to robotics and augmented reality and his favorite (which he saved for last), learn how a leading-edge K-8 program is using technology to teach all students the skills and thinking capacities they need to be successful in the modern era.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela, the author of Rev Up Robotics, discusses the three things schools should be teaching so students are ready. Hear an overview of computational thinking, algorithms, and robotics with Jorge Valenzuela.

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Students Shine at the 2019 Automation Fair

MIND Research Institute

We were invited to exhibit at the Engineering our Future booth along with another leading STEM-based organization, FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics.


Are Algorithmically-Generated Term Papers the Next Big Challenge to Academic Integrity?


A growing number of companies now let students outsource their homework to a bot—or, more specifically, an algorithm that writes term papers for them based on chosen keywords. It’s worth noting that some companies are building automatic-essay grading software to save professors time.

Don’t Rely on Cute Apps and Games to Teach Coding. Turn to Your Students Instead.


I hear the kids are going to make a robot move to the right, stop, and turn around. Today, K-12 coding education offerings often include edutainment: some brand’s robotic-design, game-design and app-design program, packaged as engaging, entertaining experiences for students.

How We Turn Cybersecurity Concepts Into a Classroom Staple


Robot”-like hackers striving for the greater good to take down “The Man.” For many, the topic of cyber-crime instantly brings to mind a horde of “Mr. Unfortunately, the reality of it isn’t as satisfying and large corporations aren’t the sole victims of weak cyber defense.

How will we learn languages in the future?

Mark Smithers

Chatting with robots. What if the teachers from the future are robots! When we talk about the future, we often think of robots, and in the case of foreign language learning, this may well become a reality.

eSchool News launches Multimedia Presentation Systems Guide

eSchool News

You also can find a complete list of multimedia presentation systems partners and companies in the guide. Each guide also offers a comprehensive index of all the companies involved in that month’s specific focus area.

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits


In business, two companies may join to build a stronger foundation, winning new customers and offering more services to existing ones. At least, that’s the idea for Tim Loomer, CEO of science education holding company Science Interactive Group.

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Strategy Shift Leads to Layoffs (and a Rogue Ex-Employee) at Coding Kit Company Pi-Top


A London-based company in the crowded market of do-it-yourself programmable hardware for students seeks to shake off negative headlines as it restructures and changes focus to the U.S. The company first announced its strategic shift with a capital injection of about 3.3

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university


According to the report, the EdTech industry will reach a global value of $252 billion by 2020. For instance, Osso VR is a virtual reality technology company founded on the principle of training surgeons with real world skills that can be directly applied when in the operating room.

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Tell Your Students – These Professions are Hiring Big Time

EdNews Daily

By 2020, the number of jobs for all U.S. Data science skills are the most challenging to recruit for and create massive headaches for companies if not filled. ROBOTICS. Previously, industrial robots were used almost exclusively for large assembly. By Charles Sosnik.

Wonderful World of Wearables in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Given that research predicts a 46% growth of wearables in education between now and 2020, we all need to understand them. In the movie, moviegoers often see the world through “the terminator” robot’s vision.

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Rebuild The World With @Lego_Education

The Web20Classroom

During my time visiting LEGO House (their new headquarters/museum/shire to all things LEGO, the LEGO Idea House and a LEGO Factory I learned things I didn't know about the company. Here are 5 things you might not know: LEGO started out as a wooden toy company in 1934.

The Past Decade Forecasts a New Wave of Economic Opportunity in Education


Some call it “The Rise of the Machines” for the convergence of multiple technologies: artificial intelligence, big data, data science, robotics plus virtual and augmented reality. Distance reduction allow companies to compete worldwide.

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What's That Liberal Art Degree Worth?


Come join us for an evening of informal networking, panels with hiring companies, and some light bites. Fill out this form and we'll get your information in front of attending companies. In his book, Anders describes how software companies are increasingly creating a need for people with a “modicum of technical literacy,” people who can translate data, show a bigger picture result from snippets of information and basically get people on the same page. Sure, coding is cool.

Let’s invest in black kids who pursue STEM the way we do black kids on the football field

The Hechinger Report

Related: Support for charters in 2020 election comes with a price. No one really knows exactly what the future holds; fears about the coming of the robots are being downplayed by researchers and industry executives.


To Build Voice Recognition for Early Literacy, Soapbox Labs Gives Kids a Voice


The company said it has fixed the glitch.) Today, the company claims its technology can power assessments for phonics, sentences and other fluency measurements. The company has also partnered with Microsoft to bring its speech-recognition tools onto its cloud computing platform Azure.

In Tynker’s Latest Partnership with Mattel, Kids Can Undertake “Careers” with Barbie


Robotics Engineer. The partnership ties into where the almost five-year-old company sees itself in the future. This is not the first time the two companies have partnered. According to a press release from Mattel, the two companies will host a digital event in the future to encourage more kids to pick up coding, and will “also work together to provide teachers with the tools needed to leverage this content in the classroom.” Musician. Astronaut. Pastry Chef.

What’s next in technology? Gartner looks five years ahead

Bryan Alexander

By 2020, autonomous software agents outside of human control will participate in five percent of all economic transactions. ” By 2018, 45 percent of the fastest-growing companies will have fewer employees than instances of smart machines.

Disruptive technologies in Education industry


The growth in the edtech sector is most pronounced in the entire Asia-Pacific region which is predicted to become 54% of the global edtech market by 2020.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching (and What Space Is Really Like)


Today, he's the CEO of NMSI , the National Math and Science Initiative, a 12-year old group that got its start as a way to stem the tide on a troubling statistic: By 2020, a majority of jobs will require some sort of postsecondary training, including many that touch on science and technology.

The Asian Money Fueling US Edtech Investments


So states a recent Wall Street Journal report on the tens of billions of dollars that Chinese companies have poured on U.S. To adapt, many companies are investing domestically, particularly in China, where edtech companies raised more than $1.2 Increasingly, Asian companies are also investing abroad to find fresh ideas and tools to bring to their local markets. Edtech Companies With Asia-Based Investors. Based Company. Company.

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An Rx for poverty? A career in nursing

The Hechinger Report

Benjamin Pring, co-founder of the Center for the Future of Work at technology company Cognizant. But because nursing demands interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, it can’t easily be done by robots, say futurists, medical professionals and technology experts.

Colleges are adding programs in a once-decimated industry — manufacturing

The Hechinger Report

But the strong economy, and the return of manufacturing operations to the United States as labor costs rise abroad , have led some companies to add jobs. Vermont is looking to increase employment and production at manufacturing companies throughout the state.

‘Our Technology Is Our Ideology’: George Siemens on the Future of Digital Learning


He’s worried that, rather than advancing our human potential, many edtech companies and universities are perpetuating the status quo. Rise of the robots Siemens has both an academic and an industry perspective on digital learning. Siemens also serves on the advisory board of learning analytics company Civitas Learning and is a mentor to startups in Intel’s Education Accelerator. What does it mean to be human in a digital age?

Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started


Now, she’s referred to as LEGO Lady at P.S. 34, where she teaches science, LEGO engineering, and robotics. Problems (that we all know about) Educators across the globe are increasingly familiar with the staggering statistics: Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs growth will outpace all other jobs at 1 8.7% , leading to an estimated 1.1 Companies like Intel and Apple have launched diversity initiatives, but we have much work to do. “I can barely fix a printer.

Hillary Clinton Lays Out Multi-Point Tech, Innovation Plan

Marketplace K-12

Hillary Clinton, in a wide-ranging technology plan outlined at a Denver campaign stop today, proposed student loan deferment for startup founders, and connectivity to high-speed internet in every American household by 2020.


Why Building a Diverse Workforce Requires Computer Science Mandates in Schools


African-Americans and Latino/Hispanics make up a tiny fraction of the overwhelmingly white, male-dominated workforce of major technology companies. based technology companies is African-American or Latino/Hispanic, and only one is a woman—Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. The WEF projects that this revolution will displace five million jobs across 15 major developed and emerging economies by 2020. and 2 times more likely to attend school with a robotics club.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

Without revenue the company will go away. Or the company will have to start charging for the software. Or it will raise a bunch of venture capital to support its “free” offering for a while, and then the company will get acquired and the product will go away. (It’s

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Hack Education

science and student exchange programs through the end of the current budget cycle in 2020.” ” I’ll be adding student loan company Quiklo to the ed-tech dead pool. Via Campus Technology : “Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

Generation next

Learning with 'e's

The class of 2020 may have expectations about learning which run counter to the ethos of the traditional university. As global management consultants McKinsey and Company rightly identify, jobs in the near future will increasingly come under threat from artificial intelligence and robotics.

Need To Know: AI and Machine Learning


In truth, the term AI has (arguably) gained more notoriety for storylines of killer robots (and the occasional Wall-e) hell-bent on destroying mankind than for its practical use and business benefits. The other 80 percent is held inside companies, generally not being used.”

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After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Ten years ago I was working as the managing editor of a publishing company. Automation, robotics and A.I. By 2020, the whole world may be online. Innovative education doesn’t just happen during the traditional school day.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion.

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